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Gallery: Police search campus

Calgary Police were on campus on Feb. 10 around noon to conduct a search for an individual who made threats to a SAIT employee and was said to be armed. Officers conducted a search of Heritage Hall, but shortly left after they determined the man was no longer on campus. …

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Startup Stories: Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre

Swallow-a-Bicycle is a Calgary-based theatre company with a reputation for utilizing unconventional spaces to perform original theatrical productions. Mark Hopkins and Charles Netto, the co-artistic directors of Swallow-a-Bicycle, first met during an experimental arts festival and bonded over their passion for innovative theatre performances. Hopkins said Netto approached him with …

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The future of education

With increasing numbers of unemployed and underemployed Albertans, online post-secondary education is growing in popularity for students of all ages. SAIT offers a variety of online courses and certifications, from a certified chef du cuisine to a hydrocarbon measurement certificate. “We have seen a steady increase in the number of …

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Opinions

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Paid to have babies?

Surrogacy has become a common way for people who cannot naturally conceive children to be able to have them. It can either be biologically linked to them or not, but this so called “miracle solution” does come with its set of complications in society. There are two different types of …

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Pill popping problems

A trip to the doctor, a trip to the health food store, even a trip to a friend’s kitchen begs the opportunity to bring up that old question of vitamin supplements—are they necessary? There are naturally two schools of thought there.  We need to supplement our diets, or we should …

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Marriage at SAIT

Despite being a place of learning, many are choosing to have their weddings at SAIT. A wedding is one of the biggest events in a personís life, which means great care is often taken when choosing its location. Some may be surprised to find that weddings can be held at …

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Sports

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Trojan of the month

Laticia Castillo, a third-year diesel equipment technician, made her way to Calgary from Surrey, B.C. to attend SAIT and play with the Trojans. “I chose SAIT because it was close enough to home and because they had what I wanted to study,” said Castillo. It’s her third year playing on …

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Trojans Ooked out of four points

Normally, when a team chalks up two losses in a single weekend, that would make for some rather scathing reviews and understandably skeptical follow-ups. But allow, just for a moment, the opposite to marinate. What if two barn burning losses against the leagues unrivaled, undefeated best in the NAIT Ooks …

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Asphalt adventures

Royal Rally is a cross between a scavenger hunt and an automotive race featuring some of Canada’s top performance vehicles. Teams not only compete to have the best time—without speeding of course—they are also appointed specific tasks at each checkpoint location, much like the television show The Amazing Race. The …

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Arts & Entertainment

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Writing in the 21st century

Calgary poet laureate and ACAD instructor, Derek Beaulieu, has coordinated a two-day creative writing panel at ACAD from Feb. 12 to 13. WHERE NEXT? is covering topics from weaving to computer gaming, and there are guest speakers from four provinces across Canada and Oregon. “It is going to be a …

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David Bowie: Blackstar (2016)

For time immemorial, religions have been built around the mythologies of both the faceless and many-faced Gods. Both benevolent and nightmarish, their true faces remain concealed behind masks and manifestations. In Exodus 33:20, God declared to Moses, “You cannot see my face. For man shall not see me and live.” …

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Pie in the sky

There’s a fine line between delectably sweet and inedible. A local restaurant manages to make a pie that straddles this line. Let’s talk about Pie Cloud Diner and Bakery. Pie Cloud is ironically located at 314 D 10 Street S.W. in Kensington and the phone number also contains the digits …

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Lifestyles

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Dime decorating

Redecorating your home is something students on a budget can do. There are ways to improve a space without breaking the bank. Madilynn Chieduch is an interior designer at Amanda Hamilton Interiors. The Kamloops native took her design program at The Art Institute of Vancouver and moved to Calgary after …

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Proprietor of Auku Pi Virginia Quon stands at the PXL booth at the SAITSA Small Business Gallery in SAIT's Stan Grad Centre in Calgary on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Auku Pi offers small business ventures to increase market reach. (Photo by Andy Maxwell Mawji/The Press)
Lifestyle

SAIT’s Business Expo a success for school and students

SAIT’s Business Expo kicked off without a hitch during Welcome Week, and this year they featured something new. SAIT students, who are also entrepreneurs, were invited to participate in the expo to gain exposure to their service, product or design. Shona Sutherland, SAITSA’s communications coordinator, explained the purpose of the …

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Lifestyle

Après-ski: Alberta Style

With your gear still on and your hair a mess, grabbing a beer and a bite to eat on the mountain can be the icing on the cake of an amazing day. Coined après-ski, it’s said to be a culture that originated in the Alps, but that doesn’t mean you …

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The Executive Corner

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The Executive Corner

Celebrating awesome

A typical student will come across many instructors at SAIT. They play a role in our learning by conducting or facilitating the classes we are enrolled in. From a student engagement perspective, teaching is not just about academic content. Any student can learn from experience and insight, but the pursuit …

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Public speaking? A beast you can tame!

Welcome back to campus! I am very happy to have you all back to campus but I am also understanding that there will be a great deal of stress that goes with it! But no worries, make sure you are using all of the amazing resources available on campus. I …

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A big welcome back to students to the Winter 2016 semester!

As we enter into the middle of January, the majority of you are either coming back this fall for another semester or you will be graduating this spring: either way all of you will be seeking industry employment. Something to think about, is that there are just over 15,000 students at SAIT …

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Six life philosophies that can change your life

Dear friends, last Monday, I was honoured to attend Born2Lead conference hosted alongside with the Women In Business Leadership conference hosted in Calgary. It was a great opportunity to learn and to reinstate the life and leadership philosophy that I have collected over the years. You are challenged everyday by …

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